Ligue 1 season to be cancelled after sports ban put in place until September


Sporting occasions in the nation have actually been prohibited until September.

Ligue 1 has actually ended up being the second major European league to be cancelled due to coronavirus after French prime minister Edouard Philippe revealed no sporting occasions, even those behind closed doors, might take place prior to September.

Authorities had actually been hoping teams might resume training within a fortnight after prepares emerged previously this month for the league to resume on June 17 and conclude on July 25.

However the French leading flight and Ligue 2 will now follow the Dutch Eredivisie in ending their seasons due to the pandemic.

“La saison 2019-2020 de sports professionnels, notamment de #football, ne pourra pas reprendre” annonce #EdouardPhilippe #Foot #Ligue 1 #COVID19

— Guillaume Daret (@GuillaumeDaret) April 28, 2020

Philipe stated: “The 2019-2020 season of expert sports, consisting of football, will not be able to resume.

” It will be possible, on warm days, to practice a private sporting activity outdoors, undoubtedly appreciating the rules of social distancing.

“It will not be possible, neither to practice sport in covered places, nor team or contact sports.”

The decision might offer a barrier for UEFA, who had actually been checking out finishing the Champions League and Europa League projects in August.

On to the quarterfinals!!!



Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) March 11, 2020

Paris St Germain and Lyon are still in the Champions League, with the former through to the quarter- finals and the latter holding a 1 -0 first- leg lead against Juventus in the round of 16.

Locally, most teams in Ligue 1 have 10 games left to play this season, while PSG and Strasbourg have 11.

According to reports, the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) will satisfy next month to make final choices over how to settle the standings.

PSG lead the standings by 11 points from Marseille, with one point separating Rennes in 3rd, which includes a Champions League certifying berth, from Lille in 4th place and a Europa League spot.

Paris Saint-Germain were 11 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 prior to it was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic (Martin Rickett/PA)

Amiens and Toulouse are in the bottom 2, while Nimes sit 18 th, a position which would generally put them in a transfer play- off against a club from Ligue 2.

The photo at the top of Ligue 2 is much tighter, with just 4 points separating Lorient in first place from Clermont in 5th, with Lens, Ajaccio and Troyes likewise in the mix for either automated promo or a play- off place.

The Dutch Football Association made the decision recently not to impose promo and transfer to their leagues or state champions and chose to award European credentials based upon the Eredivisie table as it stood.

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